A MENGUJEKID TURKMEN BEG: FAKHR AL-DIN BAHRAMSHAH AND HIS NEWLY DISCOVERED GOLD COINS


MIYNAT A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF HISTORY-TARIH DERGISI, ss.19-36, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: Konu: 70
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.26650/turkjhist.2019.19009
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF HISTORY-TARIH DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.19-36

Özet

Although he was the malik of the Mengujekid Principality (the branch of Erzincan and Kemah) from the mid-12th century to the end of the first quarter of the 13th century, the primary sources were not very generous in the years of the sovereignty of Bahramshah (560-622 / 1165-1225). Apart from mentioning his active roles in only a few political cases, these sources share records emphasizing his wealth and generosity. In this article, besides the information given in the primary sources, there will be two different types of gold coins struck by the Mengujekid melik which will make an important contribution to the years of the Mengujekid Principality and the regnal years of Bahramshah. These unique dinars, which were put up for sale in some auctions in Europe, have never been involved in any coin catalogues or academic studies. These numismatic findings are undoubtedly important in order to complete the limited information in other written sources. It should be remembered that no gold coins belonging to the first period of Turkish principalities in Anatolia had been found until recently. In this respect, the gold coins we will share in this article will allow us to bring a new interpretation to the history of the Anatolian Turkish numismatic.